Madonna Gets Custody Of Children Without Opposition From Ritchie

Madonna Gets Custody Of Children Without Opposition From Ritchie In a very peaceful settlement between the star singer Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie, the custody of the children was given to Madonna.

The Pop Diva's Daughter Lourdes (12) from a previous relationship with a fitness trainer, the couple's eight year old biological son Rocco and their adopted son David will stay with their mother but Ritchie will have 'Broad Access' to  his children Rocco and David.

Yesteryears Nostalgic Music with Asha Bhonsle and Ghulam Ali

Yesteryears Nostalgic Music with Asha Bhonsle and Ghulam AliThe saying 'Old Is Gold” still holds ground even today, as one saw the launch of an album in which veteran singers Asha Bhonsle and Ghulam Ali came together.

The album promises 12 melodious power packed songs. The music for the album 'Generation’ has been given by Ghulam Ali and Son Aamir Ali.

Going down memory lane the accomplished gazal singer said "Earlier we had done the record in '84 and until now people look for it, good things never die”.

Madhur Bhandarkar To Release 700 Prints Of Latest Film 'Fashion'

Madhur Bhandarkar To Release 700 Prints Of Latest Film 'Fashion'The past few films directed by Madhur Bhandarkar have undoubtedly left their mark and opened a new era for Indian cinema.

The critically acclaimed and National Award winning director is all set to release his latest much talked about film with an exorbitant 700 prints in India and abroad.

20 ‘Lifespan Essential’ Foodstuffs To Stay Healthy And Live Longer!

20 ‘Lifespan Essential’ Foodstuffs To Stay Healthy And Live Longer!A British scientist has disclosed the secret to stay healthy and live longer.

Professor Gary Williamson, professor of 'functional foods' at Leeds University, has suggested that people should consume ‘lifespan essential’ foodstuffs on a regular basis to lead a long and healthy life.

Prof Gary has revealed 20 functional foods rich in naturally occurring chemicals, known as polyphenols, which have been associated to various health benefits, including protection against heart disease.

Rockets Lose Steam As Badshahs Win By 31 Runs

Rockets Lose Steam As Badshahs Win By 31 RunsLahore Badshahs won the first tie match in the Indian Cricket League (ICL) Twenty20 Championship by 31 runs. The team has already lost two consecutive matches to the Ahmedabad Rockets at the Sardar Vallabbhai Patel stadium.

Ahmedabad Rockets faced Badshahs in the absence of Inzamam Ul Haq and Azhar Mahmood. The team set a target of 136 for nine wickets in allotted 20 over.

Panel Recommends IIM Admission Reforms

IIM is not justifying with the economically weak but meritorious students. It is revealed by a penal constituted by the ministry of Human Development and Resources in its recent report. The penal raised fingers on the admission guide lines followed in various IIMs.

It has demanded some concessions for the meritorious students. IIMs should revise their policies regarding scholarships and fees structure for economically backward students.

The former chairman of Maruti Udyog Ltd, Mr. R C Bhargava said that norms should be revised for scholarships, fellowships, free ships and other forms of financial assistance given to students for admissions in top management institutes of the country.

Sensex Gains 260 Pts On Heavy Buying

Sensex Gains 260 Pts On Heavy BuyingIt has been a splendid session for stocks thus far. Indian equities have moved up sharply due to continued buying action witnessed across board.

Both Sensex and Nifty have recorded thumping gains. Realty, consumer durables, IT, power and oil & gas gained a lot.

BSE Midcap and Smallcap gained 1.67% and 1.70% respectively.

Today, the 30-share index, BSE Sensex opened positively at 10,428.11, up 205.02 points, as against its previous closure in which it gained 247.74 points.

Aamir Khan Likely To Portray 'Kishore Kumar' In A Biography

Aamir Khan Likely To Portray 'Kishore Kumar' In A BiographyWe are all aware of the unbelievable accomplishments of the legendary Kishore Kumar who became a household name in the 70's and 80's and even today.

Percept Picture, who is making a biographical film on Kishore Kumar, has offered the lead role to Aamir Khan.

Supreme Court Allows 2 part CET For Medical From 2009-10

Supreme Court Allows 2 part CET For Medical From 2009-10The Supreme Court has given nod to the CBSE’s proposal to have multiple choice objective type tests in both the preliminary and final exams for filling up the 15% of the seats of various medical colleges in India that are open to applicants across the country irrespective of their domicile.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice P. Sathasivam permitted the CBSE to implement the new pattern after it confronted problems in the present system of tests.

Arvind Adiga’s Second Novel Nearing Completion

Arvind Adiga’s Second Novel Nearing CompletionArvind Adiga, who recently won the prestigious Booker prize for his debut novel ‘The White Tiger’, is on a roll as he declared that his second novel is nearing completion.

But Adiga, who is 33 years old, didn’t disclose any further details about his upcoming book.

He said, “I like books that have ideas in them and that move and that entertain.”

‘The White Tiger’ is a supreme page turner, highly original in presenting ‘the dark side of India’.

Big releases delayed by Paramount again

Paramount has delayed the release of yet another time. The first movie to be delayed for release was Harry Potter, thereafter it was The Road; this time it is The Soloist and Defiance.

No specified reasons have been given for the delay announced at the last moment. The release of Soloist has been delayed by about four months - from 21 November to 13 March. The release of soloist has been deferred to 31 Dec from 12 Dec.

Lil Wayne declared lyricist of the year

Lil Wayne has been declared lyricist of the year by BET Hip- Hop Awards. Russell Simmons was declared as the Hip-hop Icon.

The rapper who belongs to New Orleans was nominated for 12 awards. He has also been honored with the title of MVP of the Year and the Alltel Wireless People's Champ at the ceremony hosted by T-Pain.

Lil told the crowd that he's expecting a bundle of joy any day now. "I got a son dropping any day. Pray for me," he said.

$8 Million Cocaine Ring Busted

State officials say they've made an $8 million drug bust that involved a 17 year old girl and parents of three young children operating in Lancaster and York counties.

Attorney General Tom Corbett, after a 10-month investigation dubbed "Operation Dough Maker" announced multiple arrests including the couple and the teenager. The "dough" officials said, refers to the large amount of money changing hands for the drugs.

Corbett at a news conference today at the Manheim Township Police station said, "No community, large or small, is immune from drug abuse and drug trafficking.  Drug dealers will move anywhere there is a demand for their product."

Evidence to support heroin assisted treatment for addictions

According to University of BC epidemiologist, there is enough evidence to support heroin assisted addictions clinic in Vancouver

A study was conducted by NAOMI ( North American Opiate Medication Initiative, for three years on 251 addicts in Vancouver and Montreal. Most of these addicts were chronic and did not respond to other treatments.

"These people are out in the alleys, injecting heroin of unknown quality and quantity," said Dr. Martin Schechter, the study's principal investigator. "They're committing crimes, they're involved in sex work to pay for that, and they're certainly, in that situation, not going to get better."

More E. coli cases in Ontario

The number of E. coli cases in Ontario has increased to 159. According to a health official, the number includes both confirmed and suspected cases of the infection.

"The latest is that we have 159 cases as of this morning. Of those, 26 are lab confirmed," said Dr. Catherine Whiting, medical officer of health at North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.

The number of confirmed and suspected cases of E. coli poisoning linked to the Harvey's restaurant on Algonquin Avenue in North Bay, about 300 kilometres north of Toronto.  The last Thursday the count was 93 but it plummeted to  131 the next day.

Balaji Telefilms in legal muddle over KSBKBT

Balaji Telefilms has received a notice for termination of sourcing content and telecasting of one of its highly popular weekly serials – ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (KSBKBT) – being aired on Star Plus. The notice comes from SGL Entertainment, a part of the Star Group.

Along with KSBKBT, Balaji is producing five other currently running programs for the Star Group. In addition, the company produces two programs for 9X, one for Zee TV, and is also producing two programs for NDTV Imagine, which will be launched in this quarter.

SGL opines that the termination of the highly rated serial is in breach of contractual obligations owed by the Star Group to the company. It added that it will pursue all legal remedies available to it regarding the issue.

Sanjay Aggarwal is SpiceJet’s new CEO

SpiceJet, the low-cost carrier, which was practically without a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for more than three months, on Monday announced the appointment of Sanjay Aggarwal as its CEO with immediate effect.

A company statement said that Aggarwal, who had earlier worked with the US Airways, was SpiceJet’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, before the recent announcement came along.

The newly-announced CEO, Aggarwal, takes over the position from Siddhanth Sharma. On July 12, Sharma resigned from SpiceJet, and picked up a job with rival carrier, Indigo Airlines, at a time when SpiceJet was undergoing severe financial crisis, and was in dire need of cash infusion of Rs 3.45 billion from US investor Wilbur Ross.

Key player of 1980s deregulation era, George Keller, dies

The 84-year-old former chairman and chief executive of Chevron, George Keller, died Friday in Palo Alto.

A spokeswoman for the New York Times, Diane McNulty, has confirmed the news of Keller’s death.

Keller’s daughter-in-law, Emma Gilbey Keller - wife of his son Bill who is executive editor of the Times - said he died from complications of orthopedic surgery.

Keller was one of the key players in the 1980s era of deregulation, globalization, and the emergence of junk bond financing, when it seemed like no company was immune from hostile takeovers.

Bush plans summit of world leaders about financial crisis

In a renewed effort to secure the basis of “democratic capitalism”, President Bush announced on Saturday his plans to host emergency summits of leaders from the world’s top economies to chart out a rejoinder to the financial crisis.

Though no date has been finalized for the gathering, a White House statement said it would be held in the US “soon after” the November 4 election.

At Camp David, Maryland, the President, with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and European Union President Jose Manuel Barroso in attendance, said that the comprehensive objectives of the summits would aim at revamping the regulatory framework for global finance.

Newspaper endorsements: Detroit Free Press endorses Obama

In the most recent of the newspaper endorsements of the presidential candidates, the Detroit Free press endorsed Democratic Barack Obama on Sunday, calling the Illinois senator, the stronger candidate.

Admitting that the country clearly needs some change, the Free Press - that endorsed McCain for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 and this year - said that Obama is “not only proposing better ones but is also better suited to the job of getting them done.”

The newspaper also noted: “The McCain running against Obama in this general election has not been the same candidate; he has been nastier, less consistent and, since his acceptance speech at the GOP National Convention, frankly uninspiring.”

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